Curbside Classic Clue
August 18th, 2010 6:38 PM Share
The classic front bench seat, affording seating for six (well, usually there was a bench in the back too, but not always). But just how often was it used? My father couldn’t bear to have anyone sit that close to him, so the middle spot in the family Fairlane languished. That’s right, it wasn’t really about family at all, but for your sweetie to slide over and sidle up real close to the man behind the wheel. Did you ever see it the other way around? And with a necker’s knob to go with it, your right hand was never in bind, no matter how tight the corner.
Published August 18th, 2010 6:38 PM
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"Necker's knob"? That's a new one on me; I've never heard them called that before. I've only heard them called brody (sp?) knobs.
I'm going with K-car, and, based on the rather plain door panels, either the Plymouth Reliant or Dodge Aries versions.
"That’s right, it wasn’t really about family at all, but for your sweetie to slide over and sidle up real close to the man behind the wheel." Had a 2 door 71 Chevelle Malibu with a split bench seat in front. If things were going well on the date, she could slide in close. OTOH, there was plenty of room on the bench for her to slide away to be cold and distant in both mood and seat position if the date was a disaster.